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Oct. 13 Big Muddy Speaker Series - Kansas City

"A Quick History of our Interaction with the Missouri River"

presentation by John Dunn, US EPA

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It's the second Kansas City Big Muddy Speaker Series presentation at the Farmhouse Restaurant, and this one has a great local twist. John Dunn of the US Environmental Protection Agency will take a look at the historical interaction between Kansas City and the Missouri River.

7:00 p.m. - Thurs. October 13, 2011
The Farmhouse Restaurant
300 Delaware St. - Kansas City, MO
(directions below)

Presentation is FREE! Click here for flier (pdf)
Come early for dinner and drinks at this great local establishment!

Thanks to all our hardworking partners on the right...!

We all interact with the Big Muddy on a daily basis through the infrastructure of pipes, pumps, and treatment plants. This has been a constant dynamic in Kansas City from the first drainage pipe in OK Creek to the recent decisions concerning Combined Sewer Overflows and Stormwater Management. Our uses of the river and our attitudes have changed with time.

Wastewater treatment plant outfall - Blue River, Kansas City_crop

Our speaker, John Dunn, is an EPA Engineer with over 20 years of water experience. We will share a short history of how our city grew, and how our water infrastructure grew with it. The Clean Water Act brought about big changes in the national picture and Kansas City was no exception. We will talk about the basics of our current water and wastewater systems and the water issues facing the KC Metro.

Of course there will be plenty of time for questions.


From Kansas City, Kansas:

  • Take I-70 into Missouri.
  • Take exit 2C to merge onto US-169 N/W 6th St toward Broadway/Downtown. Continue to follow W 6th St
  • Turn left onto Wyandotte St.
  • Turn right onto W 3rd St. The Farmhouse Restaurant will be on your right.

From the East:

  • Take I-70 into downtown Kansas City.
  • Take exit 2D toward Main-Delaware/Wyandotte St.
  • Merge onto W Independence Ave.
  • Turn right onto Wyandotte St
  • Take the 3rd right onto W 3rd St. The Farmhouse Restaurant will be on your right.

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